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The connected company

Dave Gray

This kind of rebuilding goes by many names, including re-organization, reengineering, right-sizing, flattening and so on. believe we can. Right?

The future is podular

Dave Gray

The future is podular , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. How do you embed that kind of agility into the DNA of your company?

Metaphor

Dave Gray

Organizational metaphors (ways of organizing services) include the factory, the public utility, parallel universes and so on.

Communication Nation: Visual thinking practice: How to draw a stick dog

Dave Gray

An organized mess. Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. Hey there!

Anatomy of a smart thing

Dave Gray

Anatomy of a smart thing , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. not simulating the world so much as enhancing the one that already exists.

Excerpt, OSS SabotageManual

Dave Gray

ExcerptOSSSabotageManual , originally uploaded by @bfchirpy. Thanks @bfchirpy for this little gem.

Toward a theory of information relativity

Dave Gray

Information is data that has been organized so that it is useful, usually because of relational connections – also called “know-what.” Always.

Why you need to go to VizThink 09

Dave Gray

Dave Davison sketches , originally uploaded by dgray_xplane. VizThink is exactly the opposite. It's a conference about differences.

New website!

Dave Gray

I'll be using it to talk about the book I'm writing and organize the ideas. New website! originally uploaded by dgray_xplane.

Visualizing information: A workshop with Dave Gray and Karl Gude

Dave Gray

Karl was the Graphics Director for Newsweek until recently, when he left to focus on teaching at Michigan State University. Click here to register

Communication Nation: Affinity mapping

Dave Gray

Its a great way to get the power of a group working for you to organize information and ideas. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: What do you love?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: What do you want?

Dave Gray

Communication Nation Communication is one of the most important skills anyone can have, in business and in life. This blog is dedicated to that effort.

Communication Nation: Two versions of Googles master plan

Dave Gray

From [link] "Googles mission is to organize the worlds information and make it universally accessible and useful." Join the conversation!

Communication Nation: My sessions at VizThink: What do YOU think?

Dave Gray

Every large organization these days has a "vision statement" -- ITS A VISION PEOPLE! Engaging your organization. Join the conversation!

Free the facts!

Dave Gray

Join the Alliance for Taxpayer Access , a diverse and growing alliance of organizations representing taxpayers, patients, physicians, researchers, and institutions that support open public access to taxpayer-funded research. Facts are an important element of any decision-making process. Is there a "keeper of the facts?" Write your U.S.

Organizing

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Quoted at length from Self-organization of complex, intelligent systems: an action ontology for transdisciplinary integration , Francis Heylighen , Integral Review : A mobilization system would combat this confused and unproductive way of acting by redirecting effort in the most efficient way at the most important issues.

Creating the AAA Organization

Harold Jarche

They need to both work in their hierarchy and in a self-organizing network simultaneously ! – Valdis Krebs, Orgnet. – Jon Husband.

The post-hierarchical organization

Harold Jarche

With an external environment that is highly connected, organizations have to get connected inside. Hierarchies are good for command and control.

Lateral Organizations

Harold Jarche

Lateral organizations, or more egalitarian structures, have been the exception. He speculated that it was a fragile form. Wirearchy

self-organization is the future

Harold Jarche

It all hinges on individuals taking control of their learning, and organizations giving up control. ” – Isaac Asimov.

Why Organizations Don’t Learn

Jay Cross

Where organic, bottom-up meets corporate top-down. The resemblance of their suggestions and the content of Real Learning is uncanny. India.

Organizing Talent

Harold Jarche

The opposite of ‘routine’ is ‘original’ Labour is routine. Talent is original. Labour is viewing humans as resources.

Networked individuals trump organizations

Harold Jarche

As hyperlinks subvert hierarchy , so does work fragmentation subvert organizations. Stowe Boyd. – Ross Dawson.

The Human-Centered Organization

Clark Quinn

While I want L&D to lead the way (as those are the folks I know), it’s really about leading the way to an organization that’s aligned with  us , with people. The point being, as we reorganize work to tap into the best of us, we’re creating organizations that are humane in a very specific, and hopefully deep, sense.

Reinventing Organizations – Review

Harold Jarche

What is a “Teal Organization”? Evolutionary purpose: let the organization adapt and grow, not be driven. That’s it.

Building the network era organization

Harold Jarche

Part of the shift that organizations will have to make in the network era will be not only to add new dimensions, but to retrieve some old ones.

self-organization and self-reflection

Harold Jarche

That is when it dawned on us that here was the self-organizing plural sector in action. call these Friday’s Finds. So how do we do that?

Calling Frederic Laloux Of Reinventing Organizations

Dan Pontefract

Dear Frederic, I read your book, Reinventing Organizations. 31 May, 2015. Regardless, there are parts of your book I rather enjoyed.

no organization is an island

Harold Jarche

Organizations are alive when people can exert their autonomy in ethical practice. The organization must be alive. No Man is an Island.

Organize for Complexity

Harold Jarche

” Well I think Niels has answered much of that question himself, in his recent book Organize for Complexity.

the keystone of the intelligent organization

Harold Jarche

The intelligent organization is based on a simple structure that has the flexibility to deal with complex situations.

The Coherent Organization

Jay Cross

This post continues an ongoing conversation about The Coherent Organization. The article describes The Coherent Organization , the Internet Time Alliance ‘s shorthand for a company where individuals are aligned with the organizational mission and information flows from outside in and back again in ways that accelerate work.

Perhaps the Purpose of an Organization?

Dan Pontefract

The yin-yang relationship between an engaged organization and an impeccable level of customer service just might be the new purpose of an organization.

The Rise of the T-Shaped Organization

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The growing demand for T-shaped skills points to the rise of the  T-shaped organization.  Brown offers a very good answer to these questions. 

Leadership, Connectivity, Execution, Organization

Harold Jarche

Metaphors that provide the common mental frameworks for our organizations are also powerful tools. Focus is on Doing, not Goals.

What's the organizing principle of today's digital workplace?

Dion Hinchcliffe

As companies increasingly seek to update and modernize their digital workplace, along with the supporting skills their workers, they frequently struggle to determine what an effective organizing principle should be

Organizing for diversity and complexity

Harold Jarche

It comes down to the fact that what we know and do inside our organizations is insufficient to address external complexity or to be innovative.

The new shape of organizations?

Clark Quinn

As I read more about how to create organizations that are resilient and adaptable, there’s an interesting emergent characteristic. While I haven’t had a chance to think about it at scale, like how it would manifest in a large organization, it certainly bears some strengths. What say you? itashare. social strategy

organizations are people

Harold Jarche

” 8 Symptoms Of Organizations On The Cusp Of Change by @MarkRaheja. call these Friday’s Finds. That is entirely up to us. Friday's Finds